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NBA Finals, Game 1

by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:56 am •  Published: June 13, 2012
The crowd cheers before the start of  Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The crowd cheers before the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

Game 1 is in the books, and the Thunder have a 1-0 series lead after its 105-94 victory over the Heat on Tuesday.

We’ve got a gallery of photos from the game and a gallery of the preparations for the NBA Finals at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Check back for more after Game 2.

 

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a three-point shot during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a three-point shot during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) drives past Miami's LeBron James (6) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) drives past Miami's LeBron James (6) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Mary Williams, left, dances with other fans in Thunder Alley before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Mary Williams, left, dances with other fans in Thunder Alley before Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) passes the ball between his legs to Russell Westbrook (0) after the tip during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) passes the ball between his legs to Russell Westbrook (0) after the tip during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) goes to the basket beside Miami's Chris Bosh (1) and Miami's Udonis Haslem (40) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) goes to the basket beside Miami's Chris Bosh (1) and Miami's Udonis Haslem (40) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Nick Collison (4) battles with Miami's LeBron James (6) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Nick Collison (4) battles with Miami's LeBron James (6) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Justin Jones and Candace Chalakee, both from Lawton, wear their Thunder gear and beards before the first game of the NBA basketball finals at the Chesapeake Arena on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Justin Jones and Candace Chalakee, both from Lawton, wear their Thunder gear and beards before the first game of the NBA basketball finals at the Chesapeake Arena on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) defends a shot by Miami's Dwyane Wade (3) as Oklahoma City's James Harden (13) and Nick Collison (4) look on during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) defends a shot by Miami's Dwyane Wade (3) as Oklahoma City's James Harden (13) and Nick Collison (4) look on during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Miami's LeBron James (6) walks towards the bench during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Miami's LeBron James (6) walks towards the bench during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Miami's Shane Battier (31) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Miami's Shane Battier (31) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Miami's Shane Battier (31) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Miami's Shane Battier (31) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

 

-Nate Billings

 

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by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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